15 May 1917

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Second Battle of the Aisne

Petain cancels the increasingly costly offensive of the Aisne.

France

Petain replaces Nivelle as Commander-in-Chief. Foch takes over from Petain as Chief of the General Staff.

War at Sea

USS Dartmouth is torpedoed by UC 25, a German coastal submarine minelayer but reaches safety.


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (23 November 2015), 15 May 1917, http://www.historyofwar.org/firstworldwar/daybyday/1917_05_15.html

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